Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter!

Hope you all
Are enjoying springtime treats today! I am loving that the daffodils are blooming and many of the plants are budding out.....the lilacs will be here before you know it!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Using white pens

In general. I use white pens every day. in my journals and in artwork......The Sharpie waterbased marker is great to fill in areas that you have overworked or to add texture and it can be colored over with most pens once it is dry.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Tomorrow wed April 9th

Studio play we will be testing out light molding paste wet and dry. Join in the fun at 5:30pm for only $10. Its a great deal for mixed media people who want to   
Try before they buy!

Saturday, April 5, 2014

A Great Class today!

Many Thanks to you all that came out for class ....Click on the tabs above to see more ARTWORK and More JOURNAL PAGES 
We do even more on the SECRET BLOG

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

WED Visual Journaling Sat Textural Effects Class

So much going on this week....First VISUAL JOURNALERS Bring your accordian journal for working in this week and doing covers .....I will be showing how to do a textured tissue paper come even if you don't have an accordian journal and make one for your regular journal
AND this Saturday........

New  Textural Abstracts with MaryJo McGraw April 5th at Spokane Art Supply!
Need more info on products that can enhance your Abstract painting join MaryJo for all the texture products you can handle in one day!
Only $45 for the day Bring your Apron  and brushes and a 16x20 substrate.
SPACE IS LIMITED......RESERVE your spot today!

Using combs for texture
Molding Pastes and gels

CLear Tar Gel

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Join me Next Saturday!

New  Textural Abstracts with MaryJo McGraw April 5th
Need more info on products that can enhance your Abstract painting join MaryJo for all the texture products you can handle in one day!
Only $45 for the day Bring your Apron  and brushes and a 16x20 substrate.
SPACE IS LIMITED......RESERVE your spot today!

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Updating saints

Sister Marie Goauche
actually a thin layer of gesso over a variety of techniques including oil pastel and Copic markers

St. Lippy

Our lady of the Grasses appropriately dressed in plastic........Lacey in Uniball Signo White

Charcoal Saint

St Bullseye

Sister Metallica

Just a beginning

Sisters Duo Menta

St Pink

Our Lady Numerica

Sister Mandala

The back cover done with aluminum tape and black oil pastel

Obsession with saints

Catholic school of course

Friday, March 21, 2014

SECRET BLOGGERS the end is near.... well June

June is sneaking up is almost April! There is a little more on that last orange page more this weekend then back to doodles for a week! stay tuned. You can still join anytime for $35 see the column of the left for details.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Textural Abstract painting  $45
Discover the joy of abstract painting through a variety of techniques with different mediums. 
Need more info on products that can enhance your Abstract painting? Join MaryJo for all the texture products you can handle in one day! MaryJo will bring Mediums and paint.

Sat April 5thh 10am-4pm bring a lunch
an apron
A variety of paint brushes
A couple of substrates ( canvas, hardboard or 300 lb paper) 
GO Bigger than you normally would!
paper towels
palette or butcher tray

Call 509-327-6622 to register

Transfers gone awry

Many times I demonstrate simple transfers in classes....... this was a face( it may be Elizabeth Taylor) It did not come out very clearly so I drew over it ....never give up and if you must give in there is always..... gesso, HAha!

Friday, March 14, 2014

Faces everyday

Here are a couple of faces from the past 2 days. Done mainly in Portfolio Crayons. I like the bottom one better she has a drunken quality.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Creative Element Today Thursday the 13th of March

Join me at Creative Element today 4:30 pm for Visual Journaling with Portfolio crayons. Just bring your journals $5

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Today Studio Play!!!!

Studio Play today Gang,  I hope you all can come at 5:30 pm $10. Come play with pan pastels mixed with oil pastels a fun textured look!

Monday, March 10, 2014

Albuquerque show And NEW Secret Bloggers

An absolutely great weekend of fun.......
Was had by all. Thanks to all of you that came out for class at Guadalupe's! I will be back!  Thanks to Elaine Madrid of Carmen'S Veranda for all the laughs , stamps and fun ,not only this weekend
 but also for the last 25 yeaRs! .....and to my after show buddies David Epstein, Linda (lostcoastdesigns), Teresa and Paula  (paulabest) for some excellent dinners!  
Remember secret bloggers from the classes and show sign up this week for your special gift!

Monday, March 3, 2014

This Week NO Visual Journaling GANG since I am hitting the road

Join Elaine Madrid from Carmen's Veranda and me for 2 fun events this coming week!
First we will be at Guadalupe's Fun Rubber Stamps in Santa Fe NM for Classes at the store Thurday March 6th. We will be bring a special Trunk Show of Carmen's goodies. Call ASAP to get into the classes  (505) 982-9862
Check out their facebook for more event info 

On March 8th & 9th we will be at 
New Mexico State Fairgrounds
Creative Arts Building
300 San Pedro NE
Albuquerque, NM 87108 –
for the Rubber stamp show!

Friday, February 28, 2014

Getting Ready for the road

SO I am hitting the road next week and will be posting from the road so stay tuned.....Guadalupes on Thursday. If you are in the area come join us.......we will be bringing a trunk show and loads of Day of the Dead fun.
I have loads of pieces like this stuffed into journals.....favorite faces that I have drawn and then copy and transfer to other also makes it very quick to see where have I gone wrong on features like noses and lips.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Guadalupe's Fun Rubber Stamps March 6th

Join us at Guadalupes next week March 6th for some fun daytime classes!!!!!!!! Also we will be bringing a fun Carmen's Veranda Trunk Show......
Click the link for details or call

Guadalupe's Fun Rubber Stamps

114 Don Gasper Ave.
Santa Fe, NM 87501
+1 (505) 982-9862

Friday, February 21, 2014

Gelli plate class at Spokane Art March 2

Join in the Gelli Play. March 2 (sunday) bring your 
 Gelli plate and discover all the fun you can have for Only $35.  I provide everything else. 
Call today  space is limited 509-327-6622

Monday, February 17, 2014

New stuff on the Secret Blog! New Gelli Plate Class Sun March 2nd and Albuqueque!

Albuquerque Classes at Guadalupes are filling so give them a call or check out their site
New Secret Blog stuff....remember you can join anytime check out the column to the left.
Gelli Plate Class March 2nd! call to reserve a spot today 509-327-6622

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Today at Creative Element CDA 4:30pm Visual Journaling

We will be working with Soft Gel Medium and Glow in the dark Paint! Come and play TODAY!
Bring your Journal or altered book.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Studio Play At SAS Feb 12th 5:30 that is tonight! (WEDNESDAY)

COME Play tonight WEDNESDAY for only $10 bucks don't need a thing to stay and play at SAS. We will be working with soft gel medium and phosphorescent green paint just for fun...we may even try a fast transfer pic!

Monday, February 10, 2014

NEW Gelli Plate Class March 2

JOIN ME at Spokane Art Sunday March 2nd For a basic Class on Gelli Plate monoprinting!
Gelli Plate Basics  $35
Call to reserve your spot 509-327-6622

Monoprinting with  Acrylics
Discover the addictive fun of the Gelli Plate using a variety of techniques 
including how to create your own stencil/templates, textures and more How to use your acrylic paints with different papers and surfaces.
In class you will PLAY with loads of stencils, paint, and markers.
We will talk about color, texture and composition. Bring just a Gelli Plate everything else is provided!
Sun March 2nd 2014 noon-4pm

Friday, February 7, 2014

Secret Bloggers have new stuff and All about my ABSTRACT Acrylic Class this weekend!

Still have some room this Sat 
for my Abstract Acrylic Class  10am Feb 8th come surprise me and JOIN US! Bring an apron your brushes and a canvas, hardboard or two! Only $45 I provide the paint, mediums and other stuff.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

This week.....back to Visual Journaling Tonight Wed Feb 5th!

JOIN us tonight at SAS 5:30pm This week Visual Journaling is back at Spokane Art Supply, from our hiatus. I hope you locals will join me for a mosaic style background using Text papers. If you can join us in spokane JOIN the Secret Blog right here look at the left hand column for info!
Plus a bit of Watersoluable Graphite from Art Graph
I do love the black glaze pen

Sunday, February 2, 2014